An Interview with America's premiere author of provocative fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day on her latest title Afterburn/Aftershock from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin.Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Erotic Romance, Historical, Speculative Fiction, Contemporary, Urban Fantasy – Sylvia Day explores exotic territories on the literary world. Also known as S.J. Day and Livia Dare, Sylvia is the number one New York Times and number one international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is ranked number one author in 21 countries and millions of copies of her books are in print. Her latest novel AFTERBURN and AFTERSHOCK is based on the food industry as she herself is a big fan of Food Network. In an exclusive interview with Infibeam, Sylvia Day opens up on two of her characters Gia and Jax, how her husband inspires her to write more and what message AFTERBURN and AFTERSHOCK sends to her readers.
|Sylvia Day (Book: AFTERBURN and AFTERSHOCK)|
Q: What made you decide to set these novellas in the food industry?
A: I'm a Food Network fan. I find the personalities and talents so amazing to watch in action. Plus I love good food! There's something about sharing a meal that brings people together.
Q: How are you like your heroine Gia?
A: I'm equally as forthcoming. I don't have a lot of patience, so talking around subjects drives me a bit crazy. Just put it out there and deal with it, good or bad.
Q: Which actors would you pick to portray Gia and Jax?
A: Honestly, I have no idea. I don't write my characters with living people in mind. In my imagination, they don't resemble anyone other than themselves.
Q: How is Gia's boss different from the typical female boss portrayed in novels?
A: She's not a raging bitch. Unfortunately, there's this stereotype that successful women must be backstabbing egoists. That's not true at all. Lei Yeung is beautiful and successful, and she's mentoring Gianna in a powerful and meaningful way. She wants to see other women succeed and she's not threatened by the accomplishments of others.
Q: How would you describe Jax?
A: The Rutledges are a powerful political family and Jackson is both the black sheep and the fortunate son. He's gorgeous, confident, ruthless when he has to be-which, as a venture capitalist, is often!-but he has a tender spot for Gianna. She is his Achilles' Heel.
Q: How is your husband an inspiration for your heroes?
A: He gives me a prime example of male behavior and thought process at work!
Q: Tell us a little about Gia's brothers.
A: Gia is the youngest of four siblings and the only girl. Her brothers-Nico, Vincent, and Angelo-are very protective of her and very rowdy! The Rossis are a boisterous, energetic family. Nico is the eldest. He's hardworking and hard playing. He's a big flirt who's not interested in settling down right now. Vincent is a bit more reserved. Gia says he's a serial monogamist. He has no problem committing to relationships, but he doesn't stay in them long! Angelo is the youngest and he's married to Denise. They're expecting their first child.
Q: How is Gia's family like your own?
A: The Rossis are tightly knit and my family is the same way. My sister and I are very protective of each other and our mom.
Q: What message do you hope your readers will take away from AFTERBURN and AFTERSHOCK?
A: I hope they find great examples of successful and ambitious women. They'll also see two families who are both tightly connected but in very different ways. The Rutledges and Rossis couldn't be more opposite, and yet they both live by the motto of family first. But most of all, I hope readers come away with the thought that it's never too late for second chances and making amends. We all deserve to find our happily-ever-after, whatever it may be!